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The Latest: Khashoggi's fiancée put under police protection

Oct. 21, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at his country's consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Turkey's official news agency says the fiancée of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi has been given 24-hour police protection. Anadolu news...

AP Analysis: Saudi prince likely to survive worst crisis yet

Oct. 21, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul is unlikely to halt Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's rise to power, but could cause irreparable harm to relations with Western governments and businesses, potentially endangering his...

Saudi writer saw Turkey as base for a new Middle East

Oct. 21, 2018 8:29 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Friends say Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a proud Arab who wanted to set up a base in his ancestral homeland of Turkey, contributing to the growing community of exiled Arabs who have taken refuge there. For Khashoggi, a history lover, the growing Arab community and Turkey's power in...

The Latest: Germany reassessing arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Oct. 20, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Germany's foreign minister is calling into question the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, after the...

Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

Oct. 20, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday, reflecting international skepticism over the Saudi account that the writer died during a "fistfight."...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal

Oct. 20, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world outrage. On immigration enforcement, the president made the...

The Jamal Khashoggi I knew: mentor, bridge between cultures

Oct. 20, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting in my suburban American kitchen, it is easy to feel that Saudi Arabia is a world away, that events at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul — as gruesome as they now seem to have been — have little to do with me. Except for one thing. Almost 25 years ago, Jamal Khashoggi was...

Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as...

Saudis blame 'fistfight' for Jamal Khashoggi's death

Oct. 19, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fistfight" in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been...

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a 'good first step'

Oct. 19, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The president spoke to the media at a defense roundtable...